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Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

Desert Lightning News Nellis AFB - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Air Force

New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.


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Airshow 2017: Air-to-Air, Close Air Support & CSAR

Posted  November 11, 2017

The A-10 Thunderbolt II   HH-60 Pave Hawk   F-16 Fighting Falcon   F-35 Lightning II

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Airshow 2017: Vicky Benzing Aerosport

Posted  November 11, 2017

Vicky Benzing will be performing in her 1940 Boeing Stearman. Built by the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1940, the aircraft was initially used as a military trainer during World War II.

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2017 Air and Space Expo Exhibits

Posted  November 11, 2017

Aggressor Nation Cyber ops demos, equipment and displays Nellis JTACs ATVs and equipment Nellis EOD Bomb suit, response vehicle and robot displays, and training aids 58th Rescue Squadron MRAZR and ATV Combat Search and Rescue GARV (pararescue vehicle), life raft and parachute 820th Red Horse Squadron Rock dump, tracked loader, M-series wrecker Nevada National Guard…

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Airshow 2017: Top 5 reasons to download Aviation Nation app

Posted  November 11, 2017

The Nellis Air Force Base Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo is scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12. The base is prepared to host more than 400,000 guests over the two days — The question is whether you are prepared. Improve your chances of enjoying the Expo by downloading the 2017 version of the Aviation…

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Airshow 2017: History of Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  November 11, 2017

Nellis Air Force Base, a part of the United States Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is located approximately eight miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The base itself covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis and its restricted ranges is about 5,000 square miles. An additional 7,700 miles of…

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